LOVE COMA - THE BAND
Love Coma is an indie / alternative band formed in the early 1990s based in the San Antonio area of Texas. The group disbanded in 1997 following the bankruptcy of its record label but reformed in 2018 with new music in the making.
Critics have compared the band's sound to that of Simple Minds and The Mission UK, and band members cite other influences such as The Waterboys and The 77s.
The Dallas Morning News, reviewing the album Language of Fools, wrote that the music is "smart and subtle, seductive even."
Chris Taylor: I am the visionary & spearhead of an ever changing band called Love Coma. This group was fronted by myself and drummer, Chris Dodds along with Chris Mattingly on guitar. (Our original guitar player, Matt Slocum had started a collaboration with Leigh Bingham & formed Sixpence None The Richer) Jeff Duncan played bass on both albums. After Language of Fools was recorded, we had a revolving door of guitar players and bass players until, realizing we couldn't survive financially... I called the band quits in 97 but reformed in 2018 with Chris Dodds on the drums. Chris Mattingly on guitar. Mitchell Connell on guitar and JJ Placencio on bass and cello.
Looking back through the years, Michael Roe of the band 77's had a huge part in shaping our direction and our sound during 1995. After producing and playing on our album, he gave us a kind of bold new attitude while making Fools that we didn't have before. We hit the road and toured until we couldn't tour no more!
The following videos capture the making of our album, Language of Fools in May of 1995 in Sacramento, CA.